“In New York City, residents use more than 10 billion single-use carryout bags every year and it costs the City more than $12 million annually to dispose of these bags.” In March 2020, NY state banned single use plastic bags, and NYC is distributing reusable bags made of 90% recycled material.
Read the full story: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/site/our-work/zero-waste/carryout-bags
(NYC Dept. of Sanitation, Mar. 2020)